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Adani considers Abbot Point sale


INDIAN conglomerate and Galilee Basin thermal coal explorer Adani Group is reportedly considering a sell-down of the Abbot Point coal terminal asset it acquired for $A1.83 billion in 2011.
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QME attracts innovative solutions to Bowen Basin


EXHIBITORS and visitors to QME 2014 in Mackay have retained an optimism that innovation and a commitment to the highest standards of safety will ensure the development of the Bowen Basin as one of the world’s leading coal mining centres. By Lou Caruana in Mackay.
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Out and about at QME 2014


CHECK out who was out and about at the 2014 Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Japanese traders selling coal stakes; US railroads feel the pinch; and a coal-to-gas rush warning.
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In the recovery room


SIGNAL Peak Energy has set a pre-driven recovery room record. By Ry Stone.
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Approval sought for South Walker Creek


BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal is seeking federal environmental clearance to further develop the existing Mulgrave open pit at its South Walker Creek mine in Queensland’s northern Bowen Basin.
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Bandanna gets another Springsure break


A SECOND objection to Bandanna Energy’s Springsure Creek coal project, 47km southeast of the Queensland town of Emerald, has been withdrawn.
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BHP contributes $6M to Bush Blitz


BHP Billiton has chipped $A6 million into the Australian unique species-hunting Bush Blitz II project.
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Foresight unfazed


FORESIGHT Energy has confirmed that the underground fire at its Deer Run mine last week was not close to existing longwall operations.
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Court sides with QCLNG


BRISBANE’S Supreme Court has dismissed McConnell Dowell Constructors’ attempt to seek damages relating to unexpected delays it faced for building the 528km underground pipeline for the BG-operated Queensland Curtis LNG project.
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KPMG sees growth in mining


KPMG has acquired boutique resources consultancy Momentum Partners, creating the largest hub of mining professionals within the firm’s global network.
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No one hurt in train coal spill


A TRAIN derailment in central Pennsylvania has led to coal being spilled from four cars.
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EFIC-India deal to keep business moving


INDIA has shown a strong interest in the skills and capabilities of Australian miners to help improve the productivity of its own coal mines. However, doing business there can be difficult – but a deal with Australia’s Export, Finance and Insurance Corporation could help.
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Southern dividends keep rolling in since 1948


SOUTHERN Company, the concern behind the 582 megawatt coal gas-fired Kemper County energy facility, has announced another regular quarterly dividend of US52.50c (A56c).
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North Wambo’s rescue honours


PEABODY’S North Wambo team has once more emerged as the overall winner at the 31st annual Hunter Valley underground mines rescue competition – taking the team’s streak to six.
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Arch idles Cumberland River complex


ARCH Coal is idling the Cumberland River Coal complex in Wise and Letcher counties, Virginia, cutting 213 full-time positions, citing market pressures.
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West Cliff fire scare


FIRE fighters put out a blaze which enveloped two storage containers at the surface of BHP Billiton’s West Cliff longwall mine in New South Wales on Sunday night.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Oversupply threatens resources sector; Poland’s richest man creates private utility; and Indian power company running out of coal.
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Yancoal output slips


WITH the tragedy-struck Austar longwall mine offline for most of the period, Yancoal Australia’s total saleable coal production fell 2% year-on-year to 4.6 million tonnes for the June quarter.
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Backing for a robot dust-up


A LARGE-scale dust suppression maker from Illinois is backing a team of high school students dedicated to building working robots for the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics competitions.
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Hear new trains a’coming


FIVE new generation locomotives to be used across Pacific National’s coal operations have arrived with the coal hauler.
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Chinese thermal coal demand stalls


CHINESE thermal coal prices at the key port city of Qinhuangdao are reportedly at six-year lows.
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Shepherd for Peabody US government relations


PEABODY Energy has appointed former Venable Congressional Investigations Practice Group partner and chairman Raymond Shepherd as vice-president of federal government relations.
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HOGSBACK 
The rising demand for coal


IF YOU only get your news from Australian daily newspapers, or Australian television, you are forgiven for imagining that the coal industry is in terminal decline. If you are like Hogsback, however, and look further afield you get a totally different picture with the world demanding more coal from Australia.
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MORE HOGSBACK

Hogsback and the saga of Wilkie Creek


Hogsback and the Great Irony (also known as the Great Delusion)


Truth becoming a casualty of the Australian coal war


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MINE ACTIVITY 
In the recovery room


SIGNAL Peak Energy has set a pre-driven recovery room record. By Ry Stone.
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MORE MINE ACTIVITY

Foresight unfazed


Arch idles Cumberland River complex


West Cliff fire scare


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Adani considers Abbot Point sale


INDIAN conglomerate and Galilee Basin thermal coal explorer Adani Group is reportedly considering a sell-down of the Abbot Point coal terminal asset it acquired for $A1.83 billion in 2011.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

News Wrap


Approval sought for South Walker Creek


Southern dividends keep rolling in since 1948


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
QME attracts innovative solutions to Bowen Basin


EXHIBITORS and visitors to QME 2014 in Mackay have retained an optimism that innovation and a commitment to the highest standards of safety will ensure the development of the Bowen Basin as one of the world’s leading coal mining centres. By Lou Caruana in Mackay.
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Out and about at QME 2014


Enerpac to flaunt offerings


Low-maintenance body launched


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COAL MARKETS 
Resource sector may be on borrowed time


THERE’S more talk that this bull rally can’t last. Well, it can, but as usual the resources sector will bear the pain when the next correction occurs. The Outcrop by Robin Bromby.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

East coast market on a knife-edge


India fast tracks coal mine


Downward pressure building in oil and gas price


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EQUIPMENT 
Nowhere to hide


THE latest tracking technology can pinpoint the exact location of a miner throughout an entire shift; and it has also become a lot smarter. Supply Side, by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Thomas Smith
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MORE EQUIPMENT

Cat to supply two LTCC units to Turkish mine


Clean Coal Technologies gains momentum


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R & D 
Backing for a robot dust-up


A LARGE-scale dust suppression maker from Illinois is backing a team of high school students dedicated to building working robots for the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics competitions.
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MORE R & D

Mining tech underestimated: Court


Coal has more uses than fuel: IEA


A catalyst for research in China


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
No one hurt in train coal spill


A TRAIN derailment in central Pennsylvania has led to coal being spilled from four cars.
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MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

North Wambo’s rescue honours


Backing for a robot dust-up


No injuries in US longwall fire


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ENVIRONMENT 
Bandanna gets another Springsure break


A SECOND objection to Bandanna Energy’s Springsure Creek coal project, 47km southeast of the Queensland town of Emerald, has been withdrawn.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

BHP contributes $6M to Bush Blitz


Report prompts Greens to call for halt on Abbot Point


Despite its demise, the carbon price has cut emissions


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EDUCATION 
Hunter mining show has focus on community


THE Hunter Mining Show 2015, a new trade exhibition developed for the New South Wales Hunter region mining industry, will take place in Singleton from March 12 to 14 next year.
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MORE EDUCATION

Companies team up for QME offering


Deputy Premier backs IMARC


How QME benefits Mackay


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